Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho is the only hospital in the Pacific Northwest to use a 640 slice CT scanner.
CT scanners use special x-ray equipment to take multiple pictures – or slices – of internal structures, such as organs, bones and blood vessels. A computer program then reconstructs all these slices into detailed, two and three dimensional images. It is highly effective in identifying heart disease, stroke and bone disorders allowing Saint Alphonsus specialists to quickly and effectively treat patients.
As Boise and the region’s Trauma, Chest Pain and Stroke Center, Saint Alphonsus cares for the most critically ill and injured. The 640-slice CT is unparalleled in it’s capabilities to visualize injuries, detect and measure toothpick thin blockages in blood vessels, detect hard to sense changes in blood flow, and create flawless 3-D images in less than a heart beat. All of this done with the least amount of radiation possible, providing doctors with the highest quality images in the quickest time possible. Saving time and producing clearer images will ultimately improve outcomes for patients and save lives.